3 Monopolies That We Stopped

January 10th, 2010

There is always a huge monopoly in the world currently. Whether it is a huge super store stealing the business of a small local shop it is always happening.

Standard Oil

The 20th century standard oil was known to be controlled by a corporate power that was ruthless. It was controlled by none other then John D. Rockefeller’s company, it had secret deals with railroads and such to keep it’s competition out of the business. It controlled 90% of the oil industry in the 1900s in the US, talk about monopoly. A suit against the oil company under the Sherman Anti-Trust act . The supreme court ruled that the company should divide in other smaller companies. The giat company divided into what today is known as Esso(Exxon), Socal(Chevron). Oddly all that ordeal proved beneficial for the company. And Rockefeller became even rich then he was before.


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Three MegaCities Of The World

January 10th, 2010

Some people like to live in the emptiest of places but others like to be just another face in the crowd. If you want to hide somewhere, these are a few good places!

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Some studies would lead us to believe that Tokyo is the most populated city on earth but Sao Paulo is not far of behind. The population is said to be around 10 million and plus but don’t believe that, trying to pull of a population count in cities as dense as New Mexico and Sao Paulo is near to impossible. They leave out complete areas because of difficulties etc.. In 1970, the population was just around 8million but a industrial boom had an affect on the population also. It is said that it will soon surpass 25 million people. In 1980s, the industries were very unclean and were a major pollution factor. But recent efforts […] Continue Reading…

African Rulers Who Built Great Civilazitions

January 10th, 2010

When the Europeans took over many Africans nations past empires were lost and so was it’s history. But not long ago we found out about some of the toughest African Nations before the colonization. Here are those three.

Usman Dan Fodio, in 1800s, this man was a teacher and preacher, he would dedicate his life to teach others about the Islamic religion. He accused the king of Gobir which is the current Nigeria, of not practicing the true Islamic religion. Eventually his movement spread and he gained enough support to overthrow the King. He put his sons in charge of the lands and ruling, he kept teaching his philosophy about his religion. But severe pressure from the British empire paid off in 1903, when they took every land ruled by Usman.

Shaka, was born in 1787 from a father and mother of two rival tribes. It broke taboo in the lands […] Continue Reading…

Things Doctors Scope You With

January 9th, 2010

Doctors have a huge variety of tools to work with, one of the most useful and used are the scopes.

The Endoscope, this tool is made to be used where the doctor needs to analyze more deeply such as most of the orifices, ears, nose, rectum and a doctor’s cut. The first model was designed by Philip Bozini in 1805, it had a candle, a miror and a rigid shaft. It might have contributed to the hate we have to go to the doctor’s. It was annoying where ever it went, not flexible and was hot, not a pleasurable experience of the person on the receiving end. It’s used to help the doctor observe relatively small areas he can’t reach himself. Now days these tools have a camera and only have a diameter of 2.8mm.

Microscope, though not used in the Doctor’s check up room but used in every lab in […] Continue Reading…

3 Kind Of Street Performers That Will Amaze U

January 9th, 2010

If you ever been to a vacation into a nice touristic city, you must have spotted some street performers? Like jugglers, fire breathers and many more. Here are three that will just leave you drooling..

1- Sword Swallowing

Sword Swallowing is an ancient art that started long ago in Asia, more specifically in India. In India priests used it to show their invulnerability and their communication with god. Soon it spread all over the continent then it crossed over to Europe. It made it’s debut in America around 1817. It became very popular and was growing really fast. The art of swallowing a sword can be very hard to learn. You have to have complete control over your gag reflex and develop esophageal muscular strength to hold the sword still. The worries for these brave performers is not slicing your inside with the blade, because the blade is made dull so […] Continue Reading…

Three Interesting Kid Pyschologies

January 9th, 2010

By kids I mean preschoolers, they are sweet and adorable but sometimes you notice some common behavior in them. Such as doing what you tell them not to do, but there are many more of these psychological behaviors. Here are a few more of these..

1- Object Property

Kids don’t realize some basic stuff but one of the most notable things you might have noticed in small children is..If a child is hungry he will say “cut the pizza in lots of slices, I’m really hungry” or something along the lines. Other one is..if they have a dollar bill they will exchange it to you for nickels. This is because they can only focus on one property at a time. In the pizza example it’s the amount of slices, they could instead ask for just one but a big one, then they would be focusing on size. In the money example […] Continue Reading…

Interesting facts about Vacuum Cleaner

January 8th, 2010

One of the most common appliances that are used in houses to some extent and in majority of offices and other business establishments is a Vacuum Cleaner – an ideal machine that cleans the rooms and other places that are frequently used by the people at large.

When people talk about Vacuum Cleaners, not just from the utility value, from the invention point, the first thing that comes to mind is that of William Hoover, who is credited with the invention of this wonder machine. Such is the fame of William Hoover as the inventor of this machine is that people often not talk just about cleaning the room, they even refer to the process of hoovering the room.

William H. Hoover, many people might not be aware of, is not the actual inventor of this wonder machine. This does not, in any way, discredit this famous person from […] Continue Reading…

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch MMA If You Love The Sport

January 7th, 2010

1.A mixed-martial art is a fair sport. In the realm of combat sport it is the most fair since fighters weighted evenly and matched up with an opponent with the same weight. Weight is not the only reason why it is considered fair; the rankings of the players are considered in each match-up. This is the very reason why it is called MMA pound for pound.

2.A mixed-martial art is a reality. Unlike entertainment wrestling where moves and rivalry is scripted, in MMA the fights are 100% real and nothing is scripted. In mixed-martial arts you will be able to see the different styles and how fighters utilize it.

3.Mixed-martial art is a very informative sport. Watching mixed-martial arts allows the viewer to see the different fighting styles and able to decide if they would want to take on combat sports. Another reason for its being informative is even though the […] Continue Reading…

Interesting facts about Hurling

January 7th, 2010

Do you know which field game is played at a relatively faster pace, especially with regard to game play?

It is not basketball played at the NBA level.  Nor it is football played by the champion teams in the EPL, or La Liga?

It is Hurling – an outdoor team game that originated in Ireland and is popular across many parts of the world including Europe, United Kingdom, North America, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina.

Game and its objective:

Hurling is a team game played between two teams, with each team having 15 players.  Each player will be provided with a wooden stick called as hurley    Using the hurley, the players of each team has to hit a small ball, called as sloiter, either into the opponent’s goal post or above the goal post.  The goal posts on either side of the ground will be guarded by a goal keeper holding a […] Continue Reading…

10 Lifehack tricks to help you manage life better

January 6th, 2010

Are you someone who is leading a life full of chaos? Do you sometimes feel that time simply flies away without you achieving much out of it? Do you feel completely stressed at the end of the day because you did more than what you can normally manage?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then you must look at something called lifehack tricks.

Lifehack is the technique that helps one organize life and remove chaos. With effective lifehack technique, one can make it easier to manage life and makes it more convenient. With lifehack tricks in place, you will lead a happier, more purposeful life. The number of hours in a day cannot exceed 24 and lifehack tricks will enable you to use this time more effectively.

In the section below we have listed some ways you can improve your life and control it better.

1. Time management

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